Executive Education & Lifelong Learning Program Wins Three Leadership Development Awards

07 September 2023

For the third year in a row, Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning (EELL) custom programming has been recognized for excellence in the annual Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management Excellence Awards – receiving two gold awards and one silver for the Executive IQ program. The awards recognize best practices for initiatives in learning and development, talent management, leadership development, talent acquisition, human resources, sales performance, diversity, equity and inclusion, and the future of work.

Sponsored by Money Management Institute (MMI) and led in collaboration with educational partners at Microsoft and PwC, Executive IQ was recognized for a second year, winning:

  • Best Association Professional Development Program – Gold
  • Best Advance in Executive Development – Gold
  • Best Advance in Leadership Development – Silver

Executive IQ is an executive-level professional accelerator for leaders in the investment services industry, designed to transform experienced decision-makers into innovators who adapt to industry disruption and challenges to find new opportunities, grow their organizations and build high-level networks.

“Money Management Institute is committed to equipping leaders with a dynamic mindset to navigate the unprecedented disruptions in the financial services industry,” said Tim Williams, director of education initiatives for MMI and Program Director for Executive IQ. “We’re proud to have received recognition in three fiercely competitive categories, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated participants who have made an indelible impact on the program. We also owe our unprecedented success, two years in a row, to our invaluable partners at Darden Executive Education, whose commitment to excellence, creativity, and partnership continues to empower these executives for the opportunities of tomorrow.”

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based on these criteria:

  • Alignment to their business need and environment
  • Program design, functionality, and delivery
  • Adoption, integration, user experience, innovation, and creativity
  • Overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits

Excellence Award winners will be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, 13-15 February 2024 in Palm Beach, Florida.

“We are so proud that our partnership program, Executive IQ, received these two golds and one silver awards. Many organizations in the wealth and asset management industry are using this experience as a rite of passage for high potential senior leaders to progress to the C-suite,” said Shaun Rozyn, EELL Managing Director for Client Solutions and Program Director for Executive IQ. “The world-class content from academic and industry professionals, executive coaching and access to industry leaders has positioned Executive IQ as the must-attend program in the industry!”

Darden partners with corporations, associations, military and government agencies to develop customized Executive Education programs to equip leaders and teams with the knowledge, skills and purpose to address specific organizational and industry challenges.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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